Lady Bulls’ weightlifting team powers through competition

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Emily Beazley finishes a successful clean and jerk lift of 115lbs.

Junior Jazmine Fonseca as she completes her clean jerk.

The lady bulls weightlifting team secured their first win of the season against Wesley Chapel High School and Land O’ Lakes High School on Wednesday, November 8th. This was their first home game of the season and the bulls made it count.

Kristen Yonteck, a senior at Wiregrass Ranch, has been on the girls’ weightlifting team since her junior year. Last year her personal best was 90lbs in the clean and jerk. Yonteck placed first in the 119 weight class by improving her personal best by 5lbs in both the clean and jerk and bench.

Yonteck has high expectations for her team this year.

“I expect the team to be in the running for the state championship meet, but our first goal is to win regionals,” Yonteck stated.

Allison Price who is also a senior on the girls weight lifting team, showed her strength in the competition, benching 90lbs and completing a clean and jerk of 95lbs. This is a new personal best for Price.

Junior Natalie Martinez as she attempts a clean jerk.

Price has been on the team since her junior year, and knows that this will be a big year for the Bulls.

“I firmly believe that this will be the best season girls’ weightlifting will ever have. As a team we will prove all the doubters wrong and make girls’ weightlifting history,” Price said.

Coach Mark Kantor, head coach for the Bulls, was very happy with his girls’ performance on Wednesday.

“The girls were well prepared and took advantage of every resource¬† given to them,” Kantor commented.

Kantor is hoping to build on this momentum in future competitions.

“As long as our ladies can get stronger and compete, it can be a fun season,” Kantor said.